Lord, I know I told you many years ago that all I ever wanted was to ride in the rodeo. If you'd give me the courage to make that long, hard ride, I'd wanna be a cowboy till I died.
Well, I've bumped heads with every wild bull from Dallas to Cheyenne, and every time I hit the dirt, well, I got back on again, but now I'm down here prayin' I haven't let you down, I think it's time we turned my life around.
CHORUS: Lord, I've traveled many lonely miles, take my saddle, let me rest awhile. My heart is weary and my bones are sore, and I don't wanna be a cowboy anymore.
There's a girl in Austin, the one I left behind when ridin' for the money was the main thing on my mind; I'm hopin' she'll forgive me for makin' that mistake, 'cause all I want now is the love she makes.
Hang my trophies in the Hall of Fame, tell all the ladies to remember my name, I don't wanna be a cowboy anymore.